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11-18-2010 05:33 PM
mattc uhmmm...don't quite get this?
12-10-2009 07:17 AM
jd99 Thanks Guys, I couldn't do it with out the advise I get from this forum.

Harry:
If I could convince the better half to have the birds outside trust me we would.... one of the reasons I started thinking about building a cage in the beginning was the fact that birds are messy, I got tired of waking up in the morning and walking on bird seed on the hardwood floor.

This new cage so far has knocked down the seed problem by about 98% some still gets out but it's not very much.
12-10-2009 02:29 AM
harrysin Danny, what a pity the birds are too dumb to appreciate the five star hotel that you've made for them, it's magnificent. Having had an outdoor aviary back in the 70's with up to a hundred budgerigars, I'm surprised that there are enthusiasts who keep birds indoors.
12-10-2009 02:04 AM
Dr.Zook Danny, great craftsmanship.



12-10-2009 12:22 AM
CanuckGal Danny that is a real work of art! Beautiful workmanship all round!
12-09-2009 01:24 PM
jd99
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The problem with oak is the tannins - mostly in the bark- and it is only a real issue if the birds chew on it. Since you have beautiful gouldian and zebra finches I don't think that this will be an issue, however if you built this for say a macaw I'd be worried.

Congrats, I'm very jealous, been trying to get hubby to build an indoor cage for my chickens for a LONG time. My greenwing just got a new all stainless cage... so he's set.

one question: any plans for build in filtration?
Thanks for the info, I looked into the Tannins issue all over net and basically came up with the same conclussion that it was mostly in the bark that became the issue (we also asked our Vet), also the only oak on the inside of the cage is the face frame, and the front door, and the fact that the inside of the front is smooth (no place for the birds to hang onto) they would have a hard time chewing on it if they did chew wood (they would have to do it while in flight to start with.

If you mean air filtration, I thought about it but the cages (3 seperate in the unit) are open on the tops, sides, and bottom with stainless wire mesh. Once I start the design for the top shelf light box combo unit I might add some air flow and filtration, I plan on having an antique brass wire mesh to allow for air movement, about 5" tall or more between the top of the cages and the bottom of the light box. That's one of next years projects.

We don't have Zebras any more they breed like crazy, the wife has Green Singers, Cordon Blues, Shaft Tails, and Owl finches, (might have missed some) along with the Gouldian's: she trying to get a good clutch of Blue back Gouldians going now.

Thanks
Danny
12-09-2009 12:59 PM
Amy The problem with oak is the tannins - mostly in the bark- and it is only a real issue if the birds chew on it. Since you have beautiful gouldian and zebra finches I don't think that this will be an issue, however if you built this for say a macaw I'd be worried.

Congrats, I'm very jealous, been trying to get hubby to build an indoor cage for my chickens for a LONG time. My greenwing just got a new all stainless cage... so he's set.

one question: any plans for build in filtration?
12-09-2009 10:32 AM
Ktown Fabulous design Danny! Your craftsmanship is unmatched. Very nice.
12-09-2009 10:03 AM
jd99
Finally got the cage set up.

Well...... It's been a long road but finally got the better half to set up the cage in the house, she was waiting for breeding season to be over (it stopped in November).

I still have to put, the mural on the wall behind it, and some time this next year I am going to make a shelf/light box to go over the top of it.

Anyhow here it is with birds in it. the second pic is a picture of the mural we have on order to put on the wall behind the cage.
10-14-2009 11:36 AM
xplorx4 Fantastic job, great looking build keep the pics comming.
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